CHRIST AROSE

Composer: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at AVest Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Robert Lowry (1874)
Meter: 6.5.6.4 with refrain
Incipit: 55665 55466 55566
Key: B♭ Major

Texts

Low in the Grave He Lay

Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

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Notes

The gospel tune CHRIST AROSE captures well the drama of Christ's resurrection with the ascending ("rocket") figures in the refrain. Undoubtedly, the refrain line has greatly enhanced this hymn's popularity. Sing in harmony with crisp rhythms and marcato accompaniment on the refrain. After the final stanza hold back the tempo on the last line of the refrain. Finish with "Christ arose" in three crashing chords with full organ. Sing the stanzas at a subdued pace, the refrain a bit faster.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #160
Text: Low in the Grave He Lay
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #118
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3782
Text: Low in the Grave He Lay
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #396
Text: Low in the Grave Christ Lay
Timeless Truths #939
Text: Christ Arose
The United Methodist Hymnal #322
Text: Up from the Grave He Arose
Worship and Rejoice #294
Text: Christ Arose!

Instances

Instances (21)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
African American Heritage Hymnal #283Image
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #160TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #273TextImageFlexscore
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #207Image
Chalice Hymnal #224Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #118AudioScore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #140
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #158
Hymns of Faith #166TextImage
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #186ImageAudioFlexscore
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu #87
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #396TextImageAudioScore
Sing Joyfully #269TextImage
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #357Image
The Christian Life Hymnal #182
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #245
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #216
The United Methodist Hymnal #322TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
The Worshiping Church #235TextImageFlexscore
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #276TextImageFlexscore
Worship and Rejoice #294TextImageAudioScore



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